Archive for: December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

Why Aren’t You Screaming?

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 12 Dec 2008

We need an early warning system in our governments to warn of an imminent catastrophe. I used to believe our elected “representatives” would do that, but then, I used to believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause, too. Unfortunately, …

Is W. Ever Going to Govern like a Conservative?

With only about five weeks remaining in his presidency, George W. Bush is not going to change his legacy as the most liberal “conservative” president in history.

Health Insurance—Not!

Filed under: Economics - 12 Dec 2008

Insurance is the pooling of risk against unexpected catastrophic occurrence. One buys automobile insurance to cover the costs incurred in accidents. Automobile insurance does not cover the cost of changing the oil, replacing air filters, checking the antifreeze, …

America Must Not Trust ANY Politician from Illinois!

Filed under: Crime and Punishment,In The News,The Democrats - 12 Dec 2008

The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges, including allegations that he solicited bribes to fill the vacated Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama, confirms what thinking Americans have always known.

Public Health & Border Security: US Must Strengthen Ability to Respond to TB

Filed under: Immigration - 12 Dec 2008

In spring 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and state and local health officials worked together to interdict two individuals with drug-resistant infectious tuberculosis (TB) from crossing U.S. borders and direct …

Obama’s “Hands On” Speech Writer

Filed under: In The News - 12 Dec 2008

Jon Favreau is a precocious young lad who has been invited to work in the West Wing of the White House as the Director of Speechwriting for President-elect Barack Obama.

Blagojevich Case Prosecutor: The Breadth of Alleged Corruption Staggering

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested on Tuesday by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity.